Ultra Violenta Fanzine
A Collaborative Art Fanzine from Portugal
A new Edition of the expressive Art Publication, called Ultra Violenta Fanzine was just published. The theme is all about addiction, with which the artists dealt various and free, but still in their explicit language of form.
The Ultra Violenta Fanzine is an artistic fanzine founded and edited in Portugal by art director Miguel Correia since the beginning of 2020. This visual and conceptual exploration project brings together several artists, most of them from Portugal, but also from around the globe. To this moment the collective consists of 28 artists and we believe that by the time the twelfth edition is issued they will amount to 50. So far there are five issues available and numbers six and seven are already in the editorial stage. Each edition has a unique theme and compiles the works of up to five artists from different artistic areas. Each artist will freely interpret the chosen theme. On each edition the artist is given a textured and colored sheet as a means to entice the creative process as well as to create an editorial guideline. There are no additional briefings or any other conditioning to the artists’ process apart from the given sheet. The final results have been rather expressive and varied with compositions ranging from the punk and grunge culture to the urban graffiti culture, and even extending to the Dadaism movement’s manifestations.
This project takes us back to a “pre digital time,” a time where information was scarce and transmitting it was best conveyed through these fanzines, thus, making them the preferred method of divulgation of a given ideology by artists, music bands, photographers, writers, and illustrators. Fanzines are mostly self-published and they are created using simple production methods in which artists make use of a myriad of different techniques. From photography, drawings, collages, and cutouts to the use of risographs and even taking advantage of the iconic Xerox printers’ very unique expressiveness. All these were used to create a new form of transmitting art, a form that people could share between them and through which they could assert and discuss opinions on a given matter.
Ultra Violenta Fanzine’s goal is to encourage this form of artistic expression and to enfold the participating artists in a creative process of sharing and experimenting.
Ultra Violenta Fanzine
Author & Editor: Miguel Correia
Volume: 24 pages
Format: 148 × 210 mm
Language: mostly Portuguese and English, but sometimes also other languages in addition
Retail price: 35.– Euro per five issues bundle